What have any of us suffered that the LORD Jesus Christ did not go before us and suffer first!
“For He shall grow up before him as a TENDER plant, and as a root out of a DRY ground: He hath no form nor comliness; and when we see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him.
He is DESPISED and REJECTED of men; a man of sorrows, and aquainted with GRIEF: and we hid as it were our faces from Him; he was DESPISED, and we esteemed Him not.
Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
But He was WOUNDED for our transgressions, he was BRUISED for our iniquities: the CHASTISEMENT of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own was; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
He was OPPRESSED, and He was AFFLICTED, yet He opened not His mouth: He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before His shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth.” (Isaiah 53: 2-7)
“For in that He Himself suffered being tempted, He is able to succour them that are tempted” Heb 2:18
Physical Poverty- Luke 2:7, Luke 9:58
Physical Hunger– Matt 4:2, Matt 12:1
Temptation– Matt 4:3-10, Mark 8:11, Mark 10: 2
Persecution– Mark 3: 6, Mark 5: 40, Mark 7:2, Mark 12: 13
False Accusations– Mark 3:22, 30, Mark 14:55-59, Mark 15:3
Rejection– Mark 5: 17, Mark 6: 2-5, Luke 4: 28-29
Betrayal– Mark 14: 10-11, 43-45
Sorrow– Mark 14:34
Friends forsaking him– Mark 14:50, 66-71
Usurption of His authority– John 10:8, John 18: 33-40
Condemnation– Mark 14: 64
Physical Abuse– Mark 14:65, 15: 17-20
Mockery– Mark 15: 29-32
Forsaken of God– Mark 15:34
Being tortured and Killed– Mark 15: 13, 25, 37
And for those who have suffered sexual abuse, consider this- they nailed Christ naked on that cross– he had no cloth as portrayed out of reverence in pictures.
“In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer: Ihave overcome the world.” – Jesus (John 16:33)